By: Angie @ Kids Matter
I have a friend that is an amazing single mother. I am not sure how she does it. She works all day, she cares for her toddler, she cooks, she cleans, she makes time for friends and family, but most importantly, she makes time for her daughter. Real one on one time that is spent just talking, learning and sharing with her daughter.
When her daughter was born, a regular old baby book just wasn't good enough for her. She had to take an extra step and make it meaningful. She set up an email address for her daughter and she gave it out to all of her family and her close friends. As her daughter grows, her friends and family send her periodic emails. They include dreams for her daughter, funny things she said or did, pictures of her, birthday wishes, holiday wishes and just general thoughts. I think this is an amazing idea! My friend has not read any of the emails to her daughter yet. She was initially going to wait until her daughter turned 18, but since her friends and family send so frequently, she may start when her daughter is a tween.
I believe this will be a truly memorable way for her daughter to cherish her childhood. What have you done to commemorate the childhood of your children? We would love to hear about the mementos that you cherish for your kids.